By: NeatPour (111) 8/6/2013Cheers!(0)
I'm afraid I only like (not love) this celebrated bottle (I really wanted to love it). The juice is smooth & light with very very delicate flavors. Imo they are a bit too delicate. Those that like bolder whiskey's like smokey (laph/ard), oaky, or even sweet (glenmorangie) may be let down. For those that really enjoy an ultra smooth whisky like blue label or crown reserve, I think you'll find this to be right up your alley. Personally I think irish whiskey's benefit from finishing in pre-flavored flasks (aka ex-sherry/olorosso) where an understated base can serve as a stage for other flavor layerings... but that's just me. Please do try though, there is nothing bad or offputting whatsoever. The balance is nice & certainly worth a try.
By: egray66 (6) 05/10/2013Cheers!(0)
This is one of my favorites. Very smooth and it just lingers in a good way on your palate. Pour about 6 ounces and take a couple of hours enjoying this fine creation. Great by the fire on a cold night.
By: BigTee (5) 04/28/2013Cheers!(0)
This definitely is a must have. The best whiskey Ive ever had. Best served neat.
By: brenpd (2) 4/16/2013Cheers!(0)
Quite possibly the best single malt Irish whiskey on the market. Light on the tongue, smooth finish. Better than the more expensive and older aged whiskeys.
By: Quetzal (56) 3/29/2013Cheers!(0)
(4 out of 5). One of my favorite Irish whiskys. Strong banana bread on the nose with dried fruit and vanilla. Oily mouth feel, complex and spicy on the tongue. Upgrade from Jameson and Bushmills and get this! $54 in my area.
By: StanMemTn (67) 12/8/2012Cheers!(1)
Outstanding. A rich, oily, palate clinging whiskey. Lovely sweetness with plenty of oak. Bottle-worthy to be sure!
By: Bigdog74 (2) 2/14/2012Cheers!(1)
This is certainly the staple treat in my whiskey arsenal.
By: willempy (14) 02/08/2012Cheers!(1)
What a surprise this was! I fullyy agree with other reviewers: it is a must have!
By: Meridian (6) 12/30/2011Cheers!(3)
Love this Whiskey. Jameson is my regular but Red Breast is the Treat! So good. Sweeter and more smooth than Jamison.
By: Allan (101) 7/14/2011Cheers!(1)
The best Irish whiskey I have found.Smooth with the flavors developing nicely with little burn. But a bit expensive.
By: mvg1 (21) 1/30/2011Cheers!(2)
Excellent 5 *****s on this one, very complex I was not to sure if this whiskey could keep up with the greats like tycronnell, blackbush, and bushmills 10 in around the same price point. The nose, bannana bread dry fruit and a slight bite from the alcohol. On the palate it was fantastic very fruity slight vanilla, and toffee,with at the end it was a very slight black liquorice taste that was not overpowering and accepted in my book. medium to long finish... Also smooth as silk. wonderful !!!
By: Phizbin (176) 5/31/2010Cheers!(1)
Got a chance to try this whiskey in an Irish bar with a local band playing Irish music. Perfect setting! I really liked this one--it was every inch a premium scotch with a deep undercurrent of oak. There's no trace of heat or burn. The only potential flaw was that I thought that they might have left it in the barrel a bit too long...
By: Irishman (218) 4/15/2009Cheers!(1)
This award winning Irish whiskey is worth every penny. Outstanding quality and definitely a must have bottle for any well rounded bar.